Terminated clinical registry of patients with acute heart failure.
start of the project: June 2006
end of the project: December 2011
Treatment methods for acute heart failure (AHF) are mostly based on empirical knowledge and are not supported by extensive mortality studies. Registries and databases which were developed in the US and in Europe demonstrate a big diversity of this syndrome and differ significantly in the most important parameter - the mortality. Four big clinical centres have decided to monitor the ways of diagnosis and treatment of acute heart failures in the Czech Republic.
The aim of the AHEAD project was to evaluate the long-term prognosis of patients who were hospitalised due to AHF, and to establish the main factors affecting the long-term survival of these patients.